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How to use the extra custom fields in Active Directory in the CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 and 2010

Problem:

How to use the extra custom fields in Active Directory?

Solution:

The built-in editor in CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 and in CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2010 includes a functionality enabling quick and easy insertion of AD placeholders that are filled with data dynamically when the message travels through Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. Apart from the standard fields (e.g. First Name, Last Name, Company, Title Department), the AD button allows using extra placeholders, listed under Exchattr (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2).
 

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Fig. 1. Additional Exchattr placeholders in the editor in CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 1.x.

Editor in CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 2.x
Fig. 2. Additional Exchattr placeholders in the editor in CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 2.x and CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2010.

These placeholders will prove useful if you need to insert customized information into the messages dynamically but the do not fall into the standard categories such as Title, Department etc. So where do we edit the Exchattr fields? Fig. 3. shows the General tab in the User Mailbox Properties that you need to access to edit the extra fields.
To open this screen click Start, Programs, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 / 2010, Exchange Management Console.

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Fig. 3. Editing the extra fields linked to Exchattr placeholders.

Fields named extensionAttribute correspond to the placeholders available in the signature editor. Once they have been properly edited, their functioning will be identical to the standard placeholders.

  • Applies to: CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 1.x, 2.x CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2010 1.x
  • Categories: How-To
  • Last modified: 2014-10-10
  • Created: 2008-12-01
  • ID: 64
  • Keywords: extensionAttribute, extension, Attribute, exchattr, placeholder, extra, additional, fields, variable, advanced, custom, customized, signature, editor, console, schema, schemaextension
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